[TechKnowledgy 2020-21] See Me, Hear Me, Touch Me, Read Me: Adapting Books So They Can
Presented by: Sally Norton-Darr and Judith Schoonover
The Literacy Bill of Rights states that all persons, regardless of the extent or severity of their disabilities, have a basic right to use print. Using the principles of Universal Design for Learning it is possible to facilitate meaningful participation in reading activities by altering access, content, and materials as well as providing communication supports. Positive language learning experiences result when all have access to books. This recorded webinar, designed to introduce participants to a series of webshops offered through TTAC Online, explored ways to adapt books, and create rich thematic units incorporating literacy and learning. The presenters provide you with an overview of the whys and hows of adapting books, free online resources for composing electronic versions or print-based book adaptations, and ways of creating book kits that expand upon adapted books using a thematic approach.